Originally Posted by Dixie722
I am trying to install a Coleman a/c unit on my 69 Safari. Problem is that it came from the factory with no A C. There has been some debate on the forum whether or not the wiring and drain line are in the ceiling. I have looked through the threads, and seen that some have been lucky and found their wiring. The shop that is going to install says their sources say no wiring is there, and there are only 5 main ribs in this 23 ft. safari. If Andy is out there anywhere, please help .. dont want to cut the hole in the wrong place, and would like to be more sure of the possible lack of wiring. thanks.. Richard
Your Safari should have the factory air conditioner prep package even if it didn't come from the factory with air conditioning. Two things that you can check for indicators are for the presence of the condesate drain (look at the bellypan near the streetside axle . . . you can usually find the drain tube sticking down below the bellypan in that area), and check your circuit breaker box for the existence of an unused circuit breaker (present for the future installation of an air conditioner). You can also contact Airstream Customer Support with the information contained in this link
My 1978 Minuet had never had an air conditioner when I purchased it in 2003, but utilizing the measurment instructions provided by Airstream, my installer was able to immediately locate both the power cable and condesate drain tube without problem.
Good luck with your project!